Dr. Jabbar Patel is a theatre and film director of India. His production of the play Vijay Tendulkar's play Ghashiram Kotwal, in 1973 is considered a classic in Modern Indian Theatre.
He is the maker of classics films in Marathi cinema, like, Samna Jait Re Jait, Umbartha, Simhasan Some of his other films are, Mukta, Ek Hota Vidushak, and Musafir. His most acclaimed film is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar released in 1999. He won the 1995 Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for his Marathi film, Mukta.